There has always been the one guy on the court that has a move no one else can stop. If ain’t broke...right?
The examples throughout the history of the NBA are endless. There was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook, Michael Jordan’s fadeaway, and Tim Hardaway’s “Killer Crossover” (bonus points if you knew about his “UTEP Two Step” before that). Signature moves aren’t always the product of superstars or All-Stars. Consider that the greatest move, “The Shammgod”, is named after a New York City legend—God Shammgod—who only appeared in 20 games in the NBA.
Surveying the landscape of the NBA now, we see an assortment of moves, new and old, that players break out nightly—they’re not saving it for a special occasion. Sure, LeBron going downhill his unstoppable, and there is no answer for Steph’s quick release or Joel Embiid’s drop step. Many may try to duplicate the moves of today’s best players, but there’s a reason why only a select do it better than the rest. Here’s a look at the eight most unguardable moves in today’s NBA.